Midge Greenlee pass during the night. Long time breeder (Serengeti Basenjis), mentor, friend…. Tireless worker for BCOA, President for many years among many of the Officers/Board positions she held over the years. She will be missed... God Speed Midge and hope that your Basenjis that have gone before you are there to greet you at the gates.
I'm really sorry to hear this. I have just been reading about her, in researching Ava's pedigree, which has a Serengeti B. She sounded like a wonderful person and a true champion of the breed. I'm sure she will be greatly missed here… and welcomed with a symphony of baroos at the Bridge.
My first boy in 91 was sired by a Serengeti stud dog…. Ch Music City's Serengeti Jazz Man
Jazzman was Ava's GGGG-Grandfather, sire to Ch Serengeti Cool Jazz of Woz. A lot of us are probably related through Midge Greenlee's dogs, showing what an imprint she left on the breed.
I was just thinking about her days ago and telling my husband that I needed to print out some pictures of Loki and Kaia to send to Midge to give her an update on Loki. I am very sad to hear of her passing. Loki is such a well behaved B and truly a great dog because of her. I will forever be grateful that she gave us our first little Basenji puppy.
It has been posted the Midge's family is having a private - family service only. If people would like to commemorate Midge's life, please consider donationg to the endowment Fund in her name. This fund was especially dear to Midge. (permission to cross post from Wanda Pooley)
Karla Schreiber then post this:
Just to add to Wanda's note - Basenji Health Endowment donations can be made by check, mailed to the BHE Treasurer - Laura Mae Hesse, at her address in the BCOA Roster. Also, donations can be made on-line through Network For Good, at: https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=363814602 . The Network for Good link has a spot that lets you add an "in memorium" if you wish.
very sad to hear of Midge passing. I happen to look on the BCOA facebook page and there are friends and Basenji family members grieving, but having known of such a passionate women for the Basenji breed must have made large impressions on many hearts!